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SCCC Students to Perform Comedy “Almost, Maine”

in Home Page, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight

A charmer…Unexpected magic lingers in the air like someone’s breath on a cold winter’s night. John Cariani aims for the heart by way of the funny bone.” —Star-Ledger. “…a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts.” —NY Times.

The production of ALMOST, MAINE will be performed by the Sussex County Community College’s Performing Arts Club in the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. SCCC students Jessica Kabbash will be the Producer while Katerina Slaska and Ashley Hohmann, a theater arts major, will be directing the various vignettes. Club Advisors Stella Trikouros, SCCC Theater Faculty, and Bryan Zellmer, SCCC Assistant Cultural Affairs Director, are proud of the creativity, talent and maturity of these SCCC students. They urge everyone to come to see this humorous play that will touch people of all ages.

The students of the SCCC Performing Arts Club selected ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani for its student production because of the humor and the characters that they could relate to in the independent but related scenes. The story takes place “…on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost — in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.” —DPS.

The cast and crew from SCCC and the Community include:
Branchville – Ethan Connelly; Byram – Zaida Cseke;
Franklin – Aly Lewis; Newton – Connor Doherty, Ivan Gonzales, Megan Smaletz;
Ogdensburg – Abigail Brandner, Jessica Kabbash, Katerina Slaska;
Sparta – Eric Fredericksen, Connor Nelms, Mark Witten;
Stockholm – Cassandra Maguire, Taylor Turkington;
Vernon – Joe Marotta; Walpack – Tristan Dunzelman;
Wantage – Marcus Gomez, Ashley Hohmann, Kristin Hohmann;
West Milford – Matt Dorniak

Tickets are $7 for SCCC students, faculty, staff, and under 18 years of age; $8 for senior citizens; $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online through the SCCC Box Office at sussex.edu, by calling 973-300-7900 or at the door.

This production is made possible through Dramatists Play Service, Inc.440 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10016

Kinky Boots Broadway Show Trip

in Campus Life, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight

Thursday, April 23
Bus leaves at 2:30 pm and returns at 12:30 am for a 7 pm show • NYC
Tickets go on sale to students on March 09 for $65, staff on March 30 for $123, and community on March 30 for $133

Kinky Boots features the first-ever Broadway score by Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper. This new musical packs a punch and provides catchy songs, top-notch performances, colorful costumes, big sets, dazzling dance sequences and even a few scenes that could make you cry. Join Charlie Price as he suddenly inherits his father’s failing shoe factory. While trying to save his family business, he soon finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Firehouse German Band

in Campus Life, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
10:50 • Gazebo
Admission: Free to student/staff w/SCCC ID, Community $10, School Groups $5 per student
Root beer and pretzels are included with admission

Members of the Firehouse German Band are living legends in the Polka industry. The Fire House German Band has been performing an upbeat, fast-paced repertoire of traditional “Oktoberfest” music for decades. Dedicated to the music of central Europe, Fire House German Band believes in the preservation of ethnic German and Austrian Polka music as a means of keeping the culture of the Alpine region alive. Credited with being one of the most beloved Polka bands in the mid-Atlantic regions, the Fire House German Band relies on a vast repertoire of Polka and Waltz selections, as well as traditional and original renditions of German, Polish and Slovenian standards. Today, the Fire House German Band’s signature-style Polka music continues to embrace a unique blend of ethnic and cultural influences. Combining an irresistible personality with a festive atmosphere, Fire House German Band has earned a growing regional audience and finds themselves in the mainstream of contemporary world music.